Mary’s Stories

Since 1855, stories have been told, made and repeated around the Mary’s bar. If only walls of the Commercial Hotel could talk! Since they can’t, we’re asking our patrons to tell us all strange, funny and wonderful things that have happened at Mary’s – friendships rekindled, traditions begun, careers decided, marriages cemented.

We’ve done our best to gather together some of the memories. If you have your own Mary’s story – please contact us.

This poem was read out in Mary’s on the night the Reilly’s officially took over ownership from the Barry family in 2010. Read more »

The Bertie Beetle – from Wikipedia
The Bertie Beetle a popular cocktail that was began in Mary Barry’s Commercial Hotel in the Queensland country town of Dalby… Read more »

Hugh Sawry Painting
Famous Australian artist Hugh Sawry visited the pub in the 1960s and left behind a precious original painting that still hangs there today. Read more »

Bill’s boots
There was a fellow named Bill Shanks who came to live and work at the pub for many years… Read more »

Oh the Mary’s memories
This is a collection of stories and comments from some of the people who have spent time at Dalby’s Commercial Hotel… Read more »